Soledad


By Nat

Soledad is an Honoured Elder in Casa Di Cavalieri.

After a devastating shipwreck in which she lost two of her grandsons, Soledad landed in the New World. She spent a winter adjusting to her new environment, travelled slowly north and finally came to rest in Casa Di Cavalieri. Due to her age she is not always entirely with it, but she's a hard worker, determined to be a valuable asset to her new companions. While physically, she arrived to Casa with only a satchel and a few personal effects, she has no shortage of emotional baggage due to her full and varied life.


Overview

Basics

Names

Heritage

Etc.

  • Nickname: Sol
  • Pronunciation: Sol - eh - dad
  • Meaning: “Solitude
  • Origin: Spain
  • Epithet:La bruma espesa, eterna, para que olvide dónde / Me ha arrojado la mar en su ola de salmuera.
[Fog thickens, eternal, so that I may forget where / the sea has thrown me in its wave of brine.]
(Desolación, Gabriela Mistral)

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

Plot Opportunities

  • Pack: Casa Di Cavalieri (MAR 2021 – Present)
  • Rank: Honoured Elder (MAR 2021 – Present)

Casa Di Cavalieri members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing her knitting in the fort
  • Seeing her writing in her book / knowing that she can read and write
  • Knowing that she sometimes has trouble with her memory
  • Crafter co-rank thread - knitting

Basics

Appearance

Physical

Clothing & Accessories

Coloration Palette

  • Description:
Soledad was never a particularly large Eurasian wolf, due to the influence of her Iberian wolf genes. As she has grown older, her frame has become more fragile, and she has shrunk a little.
Also, unmistakeably a Eurasian wolf, with a pale undercoat and coarse copper brown, tawny fur depending on the season, her colouring is influenced by the distinctive cream stripes on her muzzle from her Iberian heritage. Dark brown fur runs along her spine down to the tip of her tail. In optime form she has dark brown hair. In older age her coat has softened and there is increasingly white on the tip of her tail, along her nose and specks on her forehead.
Her eyes are a warm grey with a hint of blue to the edges.
  • Optime Hair: Dark brown, when cared for her hair is often loosely braided. It isn't always cared for.
  • Build and Size:
Slender and fragile to look at, with clear signs of aging, including in her gait. She prefers optime form for stationary activity, but secui or lupus form for travelling as she's not always the most stable on two legs. She looks particularly fragile in optime form, but much less so in secui form. Due to age, she has lost a littl of her original height, especially in optime form.
  • Lupus : 70 cm ↔ 30 kg
  • Secui: 86 cm ↔ 55 kg
  • Optime: 5 ft 9 in / 176 cm) ↔ 64 kg

  • Scars:
    • ---
    • ---

  • Tattoos & Piercings:
    • ---
    • ---
  • Humanization:
She was brought up in a quite humanized European culture.

  • Everyday
    • Soledad wears a tatty tunic with large pockets when she is in optime form. When it is cooler she may be seen with a woolen shawl.
  • Common

Interaction

  • Speech: When she is anxious, Soledad speaks with an almost stream of consciousness style, without necessarily being aware of what she is saying. Often she can't recall particular words and so her language can be very vague, although her style of speech belongs to someone who has read widely and worked with a pen.
  • Scent: Faintly of oranges, old age, ...
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: ---
  • General Posture and Body Language: Generally Soledad keeps her head held high, but her movements can seem tender and hesitant.

Fur

Vanilla (#CEBCA6)
Whisky (#D7AB75)
Copper (#AC722A)
Roman Coffee (#7A6852)
Lisbon Brown (#4C3C29)
Black Marlin (#322515)

Optime Hair

Lisbon Brown (#4C3C29)

Eyes

Ghost (#C3C9D5)

Nose/Pawpads, Claws, Scars

Grey (#BABABA)
Grey (#9B9B9B)
Grey (#7A7A7A)

Personality

Personality

Once a leader, always a leader; once a mother, always a mother.

Soledad needs someone to educate, to instruct, or to advise. She was groomed for leadership from an early age, first being sent with various uncles to travel across Europe and learn the ways of the world before settling down into family pack life, albeit a family of traders who came and went bring stories and goods. She took to motherhood with initially reluctant but natural skill, and her maternal instincts never switched off. Now an old lady, she sees in everyone she meets a glimmer of what they may one day be and inevitably works to softly coax them towards this goal she’s created for them – whether they are aware of it (or want it) or not.

It takes a lot to shock the old lady – she’s seen it all before – however she struggles with anxiety from time to time, especially triggered by feelings of failure or simply not knowing what exactly her role is and therefore what constitutes correct social etiquette. Soledad shows the first signs of a confused memory. She sometimes mixes Spanish words into her English sentences, has trouble learning new names and can become confused as to the order of which certain things happen. To combat this, she takes many notes in her memory book.

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Talkative, curious, interfering, caring
  • Expression: Either worried or calm and wise
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Motivations: Survival, Inner faith in life, Maternal nature
  • Fears: Drowning

Interests

  • Likes: ---TBA
  • Dislikes: ---TBA

Biases

  • Non-Luperci: thinks of non-Luperci of being cautious and afraid of change, but that they should be allowed to live as they choose.
  • Age: Believes elders should be respected; is highly affectionate and caring towards the young.
  • Soledad refuses to travel by boat.

Sexuality

Soledad is a widow twice over. Her relationships have predominantly been with males, although she has had occasional romances with women. At this time however, she doesn't have the desire to start any new relationship as she believes herself too old for such things. As a younger wolf though, she was quite the flirt; this sometimes got her into trouble.

Spirituality

Soledad references 'the gods' but she's very inclusive and will find a spiritual outlet regardless of which culture she finds herself immersed in. This doesn't however mean that she always believes in gods.

Substances

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Relationships

Family

Soledad has a large family based in Europe, including her many children and grandchildren.

  • Mate:
    • Children: ---
  • Mate:
    • Children: ---


  • Other notable relations:
    • Maternal grandmother was also called Soledad
    • ---
  • Parents: ---
  • Siblings: ---

Other Relations

Friends etc.

Skills

Key: Dabbler --> Apprentice --> Journeyman --> Master

Main Focus: ROLE TITLES

  • Writing (Master):
Soledad's role in her previous pack involved scribal work. She was mentored in reading and writing in both Spanish and English from a young age. She eventually became 'La Maestra de la Escritura' for her pack and has mentored others in these skills.
  • SKILL (Dabbler/Apprentice/Journeyman/Master):
---

Auxiliary Skills and Hobbies

  • Knitting (Journeyman):
---
  • SKILL (Dabbler/Apprentice/Journeyman/Master):
---
  • SKILL (Dabbler/Apprentice/Journeyman/Master):
---

Inventory

Trade

Soledad is pragmatic and experienced at trade. She likes deals which work well for all parties. She is generous towards the young.

Offering

  • Knitted apparel:
    • Mittens, scarves, shawls and jumpers
  • Category:
    • Stuff that falls under that category

Accepting

  • Personal items:
    • Comb / hair products (hers was stolen)
    • Clothes and accessories
    • A walking stick
  • Other:
    • Wool and materials for sewing
    • Parchment and writing supplies
    • Candles

Personal Inventory

Personal Items

  • A satchel which smells of oranges
  • Memory book (a stitched together collection of parchments where Soledad records important information that she needs to remember)
  • A gold ring with an embedded piece of emerald, given to her by Cent in a velvet pouch. Read thread:brand new world. See image.

Materials and resources

  • Twine
  • 2 knives
  • 2 snares
  • Flint (for creating a fire)
  • Tallow candles
  • Water skin (gifted by Cent)

Knitting/Sewing

  • Knitting needles
  • Sewing needle
  • Wool

History


Youth

Off-Board Area/Reinosa

Duration:

SEP 2010 - 2014

Ranks:

La Niña, La Escriba

Soledad is quite sure she had a comfortable life when she was a puppy. She has some memories of her family who lived, when she was young, in an old, abandoned village in the north of Spain, not far from the coast. Her extended family included a number of traders who worked crossing from the Iberian Peninsula to southern England and Ireland. As such, her family from time to time hosted a number of English-speaking visitors from whom she learnt that language. Therefore, her English includes British phraseology.
As a young wolf, she often travelled with members of her extended family, and lived a somewhat nomadic existence, returning home for stretches of time, but often associating with the multicultural and interspecies groups that could be met at ports and along trading routes.


Adult life

Off-Board Area/Reinosa

Duration:

SEP 2014-2020

Ranks:

Maestra de la Escritura, La Matriarca, La Anciana

2 mates, many children, various grandchildren

Her eldest daughter took over when she stepped down from leadership. She has a son who became a loanshark with a troublesome reputation in Barcelona. She suspects he is dead.


Old age and North America

Loner

Duration:

Oct 2020 – Feb 2021

Ranks:

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Soledad was shipwreked somewhere on the East Coast. Her companions were lost, including the two grandsons she had travelled with. She took some items which were washed up on the same beach as herself and headed north. She did not expect to survive the winter, but she knew she couldn't face trying to return home.


Threads

2021

February 2021
Soledad arrives in 'Souls

  1. buried deeper than a coal mine (23 FEB)

March 2021
Soledad finds herself lost within a new land.

  1. brand new world (03 MAR)
    Freetown, with Cent.
    Soledad meets a young trader by the name of Cent, and due to an unfortunate accident with Cent's companion Dinar, gains a cut to her hip.
  2. little old lady lost in the woods (11 MAR)
    Fundy National Park, with Soliloquy Asylum.
    Soledad meets Soliloquy in the forest.
  3. the fog always lifts (16 MAR)
    Clements Park, with Borya Hushhowl and Tlamatini.
    Soledad is exploring Clements when she meets Borya and Tlamatini.
  4. the strength to start over (24 MAR)
    SeabreezeBrink, with Cedric Stryder.
    Soledad joins CasaDiCavalieri.
  5. forging a new path (29 MAR)
    FortKingsbury, with Armani Catori.
    ---
  6. may all your weeds be wildflowers (30 MAR)
    FortKingsbury, with Lucian Marino.
    Lucian gives Soledad a tour
  7. take a word from this promised land (Late March)
    TheDampwoods, with Marlowe De Le Poer.
    Soledad goes for a ride on Ears

April 2021
Soledad begins to settle into Casa di Cavalieri

  1. it'll all come out in the wash (05 APR)
    FortKingsbury, with Aldora Knight.
    Crafter Tier 1 prompt: Trade or scavenge for materials needed for your creations
  2. [M] resolute (Early APR)
    CasaDiCavalieri, with Eros Damaichu.
    Soledad happens upon a murder scene.
  3. the hardest walk is the one you make alone (09 APR)
    Seabreeze Brink, with Echo.
    Soledad takes Ears for a walk.

May 2021

  1. the rhythm of the needles (02 May)
    Fort Kingsbury, with Mayfly Asylum.
    Soledad does some knitting in the Five Shields.
  2. she speaks for the spirits (02 May)
    Fort Kingsbury, pack thread.
    Minerva's Brotherhood ceremony.

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